How Can You Question Climate Change Now?

January 11, 2008

polar ice caps melting How Can You Question Climate Change Now?

So a lot of people question the mechanism, cause or even existence of what is now commonly called climate change. Sometimes they call out the words ‘global warming’ and then point out that there is cooling going on as well in the world. Well, details and titles aside you can’t argue with melting ice caps, can you? Nature may have its cycles but this is unquestionably unusual and incredibly significant to the global climate.

Ominous Arctic Melts Worry Experts: An already relentless melting of the Arctic greatly accelerated this summer, a warning sign that some scientists worry could mean global warming has passed an ominous tipping point. One even speculated that summer sea ice would be gone in five years.

Why Isn’t Antarctica Melting? Antarctic sea ice hasn’t shown the same obvious melting patterns in recent decades as the Arctic, fueling the global warming denialist crowd. Though the data isn’t as consistent as in the North, where the extent of sea ice this summer hit a stunning record low, southern sea ice has been expanding.

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  • j

    Of course there is climate change. There always has been. Come visit me in Ohio. I will show you where glaciers many years ago dug up the terrain. What a great scam. Convince people that climate change is something new. Genius

  • Steved

    Twenty years from now, absolutley no one will be talking about global warming. Their main condcern will be how to heat their homes and how unaffordable food will be since we will be faced with chronic shortages of oil and oil based products. Our primary focus should be finding some alternative economical source of energy regardless of the carbon levels they have.

  • mirthquake

    In addition to concurring with the two other comments, was this photo taken in the summer?

    May the climate Nazis have their knavish tricks obfuscated.

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  • Jeremy

    Wasn't 1978 the height of Artic Sea ice when everyone was worried the next ice age was upon us? It does not seam fair that a graphic comparing an abnormally high period of sea ice be compared against today. The real question is how would a 50 year average sea ice limit compare against today's ice cap?

  • zach allies

    i poop all day and night

  • D

    You are very bizarre, but funny.

  • D

    GLOBAL WARMING IS BULLSHIT… THERE WAS RECENTLY A STUDY THAT SHOWS THERE IS JUST AS MUCH ICE NOW AS THERE WAS IN 1979.

  • d2j3art

    why don't you have a newer picture?!? and what about the south pole which has been growing?

  • http://biofuelca.com Spikey

    A major issue of climate change that people haven't been paying too much attention to lately is the burning of fossil fuels. You would think with all the issues that the auto industry is currently undergoing, it would be a perfect time to transition more into alternative fuels, one for being cheaper to the users, but for the most important reason, it is better for the environment.

  • http://biofuelca.com Spikey

    A major issue of climate change that people haven't been paying too much attention to lately is the burning of fossil fuels. You would think with all the issues that the auto industry is currently undergoing, it would be a perfect time to transition more into alternative fuels, one for being cheaper to the users, but for the most important reason, it is better for the environment.

  • Joe Luman

    When did our Ice Age End? Was that the beginning of Man Caused Global Warming? Does climate change over time? Absolutely. Is Man the cause of this never ending change? Absolutely not! To think that man has that much control over God's creation, is ludicrous. Should man take care of God's creation to the best of our ability, balanced by God's desire for man to multiply and prosper? Absolutely.

  • Joe Luman

    When did our Ice Age End? Was that the beginning of Man Caused Global Warming? Does climate change over time? Absolutely. Is Man the cause of this never ending change? Absolutely not! To think that man has that much control over God's creation, is ludicrous. Should man take care of God's creation to the best of our ability, balanced by God's desire for man to multiply and prosper? Absolutely.

  • trigsby

    As an Environmental Science teacher, I often find it difficult to separate science from politics. In the last two weeks I heard a report that the arctic Ice sheets had returned to the 1978 levels. At that time all the “scientists” were wringing their hands about the oncoming ice age. Now its all about global warming and the poor polar bears, which seem to be doing just fine. You never see Al Gore during the winter, especially this one which has set so many record cold readings. Like always the earth's climate is changing. It always has and always will. Where can it go but up and down.

  • trigsby

    As an Environmental Science teacher, I often find it difficult to separate science from politics. In the last two weeks I heard a report that the arctic Ice sheets had returned to the 1978 levels. At that time all the “scientists” were wringing their hands about the oncoming ice age. Now its all about global warming and the poor polar bears, which seem to be doing just fine. You never see Al Gore during the winter, especially this one which has set so many record cold readings. Like always the earth's climate is changing. It always has and always will. Where can it go but up and down.

  • perseus

    Since only the arctic cap his melting, is climate changing only in the northern half of the globe?

  • perseus

    Since only the arctic cap his melting, is climate changing only in the northern half of the globe?

  • Winky

    lol god…….

  • Winky

    lol god…….

  • Todd

    Here in Florida we had a hurricane type storm in the 1st week of May. It was the third most damaging storm in Central Florida History!
    The storms get earlier each year and stay around for much longer time periods causing much more damage.
    This year the ocean temperature is already a full degree Farneheit warmer than ever before in the Atlantic off Central Florida.
    We also had one of the worst droughts this Fall and Winter.
    Anyone that denies Climate Change is a fool. Climate Change should ne renamed “Earth Changes” because that is really what is happening. Planet Earth is changing and not for the better.

  • Todd

    Here in Florida we had a hurricane type storm in the 1st week of May. It was the third most damaging storm in Central Florida History!
    The storms get earlier each year and stay around for much longer time periods causing much more damage.
    This year the ocean temperature is already a full degree Farneheit warmer than ever before in the Atlantic off Central Florida.
    We also had one of the worst droughts this Fall and Winter.
    Anyone that denies Climate Change is a fool. Climate Change should ne renamed “Earth Changes” because that is really what is happening. Planet Earth is changing and not for the better.

  • http://www.rebornbabiesuk.com Reborn Dolls

    There has always been climate change. The south coast of England was warm enough for the Romans to grow their beloved grapevines… They don't grow there now because the earth cooled down. It's just warming up again. It's a cycle. Has gone on forever and will continue. Oil is not an issue, 25 years from now all cars will be electric. Of course that will create some other as yet unknown problem.